Process Engineering Apprentice - Cavendish Nuclear

Posting Date: 20 December 2018

Location: Warrington, 0, GB, WA3 6YD

Company: Cavendish-Nuclear

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Role Summary

The role will require the individual to participate in various areas of practical and theoretical training combined with the Company specific training given in the workplace.

To undertake the necessary work, training and Academic placements to obtain a degree in Chemical and Process Engineering, awarded by the University of Chester. This will be via an average of 40 days per year spent at the University Facilities over a 5 year period.

Provide engineering conceptual and detailed design, drawings, modelling, calculations, and technical solutions in the delivery of customer funded tasks and projects.  Work will be directed, guided and supervised by a Senior/ Functional Lead or Technical Specialist for the relevant task or project being undertaken.


Role Responsibilities

These will include, but not be limited to;

  • Working in accordance with the Being Cavendish Nuclear Principles.
  • Gain experience in: applying procedures, codes, regulatory requirements and standards and learning how they are applied to engineering and technical activities.
  • Supervised production of: calculations, analysis, drawings, models, design base documentation and technical reports.
  • Gain experience of the requirements for: Reviewing, Verifying and Approval and ensuring they are understood for all their deliverables.
  • Proactive in driving own learning and development.
  • Gain awareness of Scopes of Work.
  • Gaining experience in carrying out design risk assessments.
  • Reviewing design changes.
  • Gain experience in assessing concessions and Technical Queries.
  • Gain understanding of preparing designs for hazard identification and HAZOP studies.
  • Achieve competencies detailed by the Engineering Council in the UK-SPEC to realise professional registration with a relevant institution.
  • We are looking for driven individuals who are looking for a “practical”, experience based route to a Degree in Chemical and Process Engineering.
  • A team player - an individual who thrives on working in a team environment.

Role Requirements:

  • Reliable and good time keeping
  • Eager to learn
  • Passion for engineering



120 UCAS points from GCE A Level or equivalent. Typical offer AAB.


The Department requires the following: Chemistry and Maths - (minimum grade C/B for BEng/MEng)


BTEC Engineering plus A2 Level Chemistry


International Baccalaureate - 30 points, including 5 in HL Maths and 5 in HL Chemistry


Access to HE Diploma Science and Engineering (Maths and Chemistry at Level 3), to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit


Please note that we accept a maximum of 8 points from GCE AS Levels and that the Welsh Baccalaureate (core) and General Studies A Level will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A levels and BTECs/OCRs. Although not part of the entry requirements, we would recommend that students take mechanics modules as part of their A2 level course.



  • Knowledge of workshop practice.
  • Awareness of Health & Safety, Quality and Environmental standards and processes related to this role.


Behavioural Competencies

Is achieving the required levels detailed in the Engineering & Science Behavioural Competency Matrix.


Technical Competencies

Is achieving the required level or above in all technical competencies within their discipline as detailed in the Engineering & Science Technical Competency Matrix.  



Warrington, Cheshire


Company Information
We are Cavendish Nuclear, the UK’s largest Civil Nuclear services company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of a global support services business listed on the FTSE250 in London.

With over 5 decades of unrivalled expertise and experience, we are now the country’s largest supplier of civil nuclear engineering services, encompassing the full nuclear life-cycle. We deliver truly unique global engineering solutions for our wide ranging customer base and are increasingly shaping the future of the nuclear renaissance in the UK.

With 6,000 employees at over 30 sites we are proud of our reputation and consistent success as in the dynamic civil nuclear market place.


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